GCSE equivalent qualifications accepted by Newman University for teaching training courses/programmes
Access to HE level 2 where specified on the Diploma as GCSE English equivalent
International Baccalaureate (Higher or Subsidiary level in English Language at grade C or 4 or above)
International GCSE in English Language at grade C or 4 or above
Irish Leaving Higher English at grade C or above
O Level English Language at grade C or above
Scottish Certificate of Education – English at grade C or above
CSE English Language at Grade 1 or above
Access to HE level 2 where specified on the Diploma as GCSE Mathematics equivalent
International Baccalaureate (Higher or Subsidiary level in Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above)
International GCSE in Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above
Irish Leaving Higher Mathematics at grade C or above
O Level Mathematics at grade C or above
Scottish Certificate of Education – Mathematics at grade C or above
Applications of Mathematics and Methods of Mathematics are acceptable only when both are achieved at Grade C.
Access to HE level 2 where specified on the Diploma as GCSE Science equivalent
International Baccalaureate (Higher or Subsidiary level in Science at grade C or 4 or above)
Irish Leaving Higher Science at grade C or above
GCSE Human Physiology and Health at grade C or 4 or above
BTEC First Certificate Science graded Merit or above
Equivalency 12/2018 (CH/EA)
BTEC First Extended Certificate Science graded Merit or above
BTEC First Diploma in Science (all grades)
International GCSE in Science at C or 4 or above
GNVQ Science Level 2 or 3
OCR National Level 2 Award in Science graded Merit or above
OCR National 2 Certificate in Science graded Merit or above
NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, equivalency tests from https://www.equivalencytesting.com/ may be accepted for only one of the following subjects: English language, Mathematics or Science.
Level 2 qualifications not accepted by Newman University for teacher training courses/programmes as GCSE equivalent
Adult Literacy or Numeracy
Key Skills Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 Literacy or Communication or Numeracy
City & Guilds Literacy or Numeracy
GCSE Additional Science
GCSE Double Science graded CD or 43 or 53
Irish Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science
BTEC First Certificate graded Pass
BTEC First Extended Certificate graded Pass
NOTE: We will accept equivalencies passed via https://www.equivalencytesting.com/. If you choose to undertake the GCSE equivalency test(s) via this organisation you will need to provide us with evidence that you have passed the test(s). Please note this is an independent organisation not connected with Newman University and they do not send us results.
GCSE Equivalency Tests from Newman University
English, Maths, Science
ITE Applicants who do not have the required GCSE qualifications can sit an equivalency test in the subject required.
Due to the cancellation of GCSE examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic the University will be offering applicants the opportunity to sit an equivalency test in the appropriate subjects.
Applicants need to pay an admin fee of £25.00, the fee remains the same whether an applicant applies for one, two or three subject areas. Therefore, if you have already paid the £25.00 fee for one subject, you can over-write the price to “£0.00” for other subjects to avoid paying the fee again.
The applicant will need to select a chosen date from the list provided below.
27th March 9:30am – 11:30am,
29th June 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
9th September 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
14th September 6:00pm – 8:00pm
30th March 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
1st July 6:00pm – 8:00pm ,
4th September 9:30am – 11:30am,
15th September 6:00pm – 8:00pm
1st April 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
26th June 9:30am – 11:30am,
7th September 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
16th September 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact FED@newman.ac.uk for further details and how to register
Equivalency tests from other universities or other websites, are NOT accepted.
If you require any further information regarding any of the above , please contact our friendly, helpful Admissions team – firstname.lastname@example.org